Lyon graduates 84 students

May 15, 2009 Lyon College graduated 84 students at its 137th commencement May 9. The college conferred 44 bachelor of arts degrees and 40 bachelor of science degrees. The following students graduated during commencement: Bald Knob — Steven L. Goacher, BS in biology

News of other days

May 15, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 29, 1996. 

Chain saw safety tips offered

May 15, 2009 Natural ResourcesConservation ServiceA chain saw is a powerful and effective tool used by both homeowners and professionals. Each year, thousands of injuries occur due to careless operation and lack of proper safety training. Natural Resources Conservation Service recommends the following guidelines to reduce the risk of injury when using a chain saw.BEFORE YOU BEGIN• Always read and understand the owner’s manual.• Always wear proper eye, ear and head protection as well as gloves, safety boots and cut-retardant pants or chaps.

College Briefs

May 15, 2009 Anderson inducted into PTKSandra Lee Anderson was inducted into the Beta Mu Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville on April 25.Anderson, majoring in accounting, is the daughter of David Baxter and the late Ann Baxter of Pleasant Grove, and is married to Monty Anderson of Batesville.

Southside church to host revival

May 15, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — Southside Methodist Church will hold a revival Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Services are at 7 nightly. Sid Langley and the Great Adventure Team will be special guests. A special youth praise band will perform Sunday. A potluck will be served at 6 p.m. Tuesday.A nursery will be provided. The event is open to the public. For more information, call Susan Lawrence at (870) 306-1044.

Bailey, Hodges set outdoor ceremony

May 15, 2009 CAVE CITY — Carl and Brenda Bailey of Cave City have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Bailey, to Jimmy Hodges, son of Randy and Kathy Hodges of Cave City.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charlie and Mary Altenhofel of Cave City, the late Verda and Eston Low of Locust Grove, the late Joseph Bailey of Evening Shade and the late Harold Taylor of Newport.

Now showing: Free, cheap flicks across Arkansas

May 15, 2009 One of the best four-letter words in the English language is free. As more and more people try to stay within their budgets, free and low cost activities are even more desirable. Several communities across the state are doing their part to provide no cost or low cost activities for families by offering outdoor movies. Call it the 21st century version of the old drive-in movie; however, you don’t drive into these showings. Instead, bring lawn chairs or blankets and picnic baskets and settle down and enjoy the show.

Arkansas Craft School announces plans for summer programs

May 15, 2009 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Arkansas Craft School, has announced plans to begin immediately to develop wood, fiber and pottery teaching studios and outfit them with basic equipment in the downtown area of Mountain View. A warehouse on Main Street will be renovated and is projected to be in use by mid-July, said Wright Pillow, executive director. He also announced that major funding has been received for a scholarship fund that will provide financial support to all participants in the craft school programs and courses based on need and/or future contribution to the craft economy.

Local students serve as pages

May 15, 2009 LITTLE ROCK — Two more area students have been serving as House pages at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock recently. They served as pages to James McLean.Thirteen-year-old Halle Rush of Batesville is in the eighth grade at Batesville Junior High School. She is the daughter of Mark and Lolita Rush. She enjoys cross-country, cheerleading, track, softball and all church activities.Emily Barber, 14, the daughter of Lannie and Cindy Barber of Batesville, is also in the eighth grade at Batesville Junior High School.

Man arrested for allegedly shooting at family members

May 15, 2009 A Batesville man is being charged with five counts of felony aggravated assault after officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance with shots fired at his home on May 11.The charges against 28-year-old Christopher J. Williams were filed in the Independence County Circuit Court, according to an affidavit by Independence County Detective Mike Mundy.Mundy said that on May 11, deputies were sent to Williams’ home after police dispatch reported a domestic violence call in which they could hear gunshots in the background.